The Passage of Love

7 best books like The Passage of Love (Alex Miller): Boy Swallows Universe, Extinctions, On the Java Ridge, In the Garden of the Fugitives, The Erratics, The Weekend, A Long Way From Home

Boy Swallows Universe
AuthorTrent Dalton
A novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe - from one of Australia's most exciting new writers.

Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter....
AuthorJosephine Wilson
He hated the word 'retirement', but not as much as he hated the word 'village', as if aging made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot.

Professor Frederick Lothian, a retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from...
AuthorJock Serong
Amid the furious ocean there was no human sound on deck: some people standing, watching the wave, but no one capable of words. On the Java Ridge, skipper Isi Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored beside an idyllic reef off the Indonesian island of Dana. In the Canberra office of Cassius...
AuthorCeridwen Dovey
Celebrated by The New York Times as “a gifted prose stylist,” Ceridwen Dovey returns with a startling tale of obsession, control, and identity

Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives a letter from a man who has long stalked her from a distance. Once, Royce...
The Erratics
AuthorVicki Laveau-Harvie
When her elderly mother is hospitalised after an accident, Vicki is summoned to her parents' isolated and run-down ranch home in Alberta, Canada, to care for her father. She has been estranged from her parents for many years (the reasons for which become quickly clear) and is horrified by what she discovers...
The Weekend
AuthorCharlotte Wood
Winner of the 2016 Stella Prize and Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction for THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS Charlotte Wood's THE WEEKEND, in which three friends in their 70s gather for a last weekend at the former holiday home of a mutual friend who has recently died, where they confront betrayals that...
A Long Way From Home
AuthorPeter Carey
Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural south eastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive.

A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's...
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